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commander in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper of this country's secrets. and sandy sales. while thousands of victims struggle in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged
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inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning.
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>> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms department of defense is investigating allen, and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she is a dedicated mother and a dedicated wife. >> reporter: kelly first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelly was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night, fbi investigators were in broadwell's charlotte, north carolina home. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to the search ahead of time. petraeus resigned friday when word of the affair became public. >> obviously, it's a tragic turn of events for someone who has contributed so much to this country. >> reporter: general allen is in
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washington, d.c. for senate confirmation hearings for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen denies he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. meanwhile, with david petraeus out, the cia has a new leader. michael morell is a career cia officer who has held a variety of leadership positions and it's the second time he's held the role of acting director. david martin has more. >> reporter: after only 14 months, david petraeus, the supposedly indispensable man, is gone.
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without warning, a new man, michael morell, must step forward from his post as deputy first to leon panetta, then to petraeus, and take over. john mclachlan knows what that's like. he did it in 2004. >> once you're sitting in that chair, there's no one sitting behind you. there's no safety net. so the acting director for all practical purposes is the director for that period of time. >> reporter: can morell head an organization in the middle of a shooting war. he has been in on the war since it started. as president bush's daily briefer, he delivered the famous briefing in august of 2001, bin laden determined to strike in u.s. he was with the president on 9/11, relaying reports from cia headquarters. he is an analyst, not an operator. but then, neither was panetta, who during his term as cia director, headed the most successful operation of all, the hunt for osama bin laden. morell was part of that
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operation. assigned to come up with arguments why the intelligence that bin laden was hiding in a pakistani compound could be wrong. like the president before, this president knows morell. >> the cia works primarily for the president, and the acting director's ability to function as a director depends to a large degree on the president's confidence in him or her. >> reporter: morell is the eighth cia director in the past seven years. you could almost say cia directors are not indispensable, they're disposable. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. cbs news has learned president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice may face a tough confirmation process, though. republicans have criticized her response to the september 11th assault in benghazi. rice said it was a spontaneous response to anti-american protests in cairo and not a coordinated attack.
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congress returns today with an agenda dominated to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax expense increases and spending cuts. president obama meets with top ceos tomorrow to discuss the issue. on friday, mr. obama meets with congressional leaders. new york governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $30 billion in aid to help his state rebuild following hurricane sandy. two weeks after the storm, tens of thousands of customers remain without power in the hardest hit sections of new york and new jersey. some 55,000 of them on long island. cuomo says the long island power company was not prepared and failed to communicate. >> i'm going to do a thorough review/investigation and a very serious one, and they will be held accountable. for past performance. and then we also have to get smart about this, and we have to make sure that we're prepared for when this happens again.
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>> this morning, gas rationing in new jersey ends, but remains in effect for new york city and surrounding suburbs. overseas now and the spreading unrest in syria. for the second day in a row, syrian jets struck positions near the turkish border. yesterday, syrian jets and helicopters bombed a rebel-held border town. opposition groups say up to 16 people were killed. yesterday, israel fired on syrian artillery after syrian mortar rounds fell. coming up, officials try to narrow down the cause of a deadly explosion in indianapolis that nearly took out a whole neighborhood. this is the "cbs morning news." neighborho this is the "cbs morning news." [ timers ringing ]
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but the owner of one of the homes that was destroyed in the explosion said there was a problem with the furnace recently. a hearing resumes today near tacoma washington for army staff sergeant robert bales. bales is accused of killing 16 civilians in afghanistan last march. on monday, prosecutors used the video link to question afghan witnesses to the attack. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: staff sergeant bales showed no reaction after ten afghans told of the night their two villages were awakened by gunshots. nine of the murder victims were children. the massacre was one of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a 7-year-old told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. the bullet hit me in the leg. this 15-year-old, who was shot in both legs, told the court the same story he told us back in his village. > translator: my uncle, my little cousin, and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on the wall.
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>> reporter: his father testified by video that he found four bodies, all shot in the head, including his own mother. i saw her and cried, he said, and i could not look at her face. 39-year-old bales, a married father of two young children, served four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11th, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he had been drinking. sergeant jason mclachlan said bales admitted he shot up some people. none of the survivors could identify bales as the gunman. this girl was 7 years old when she was shot in the head, wearing the scarf that hit her wounds, she told the court her attacker was wearing a t-shirt and khaki pants. this 14-year-old testified that he begged the gunman not to shoot. we kept saying we are children, we are children. bales' wife carrie was in the courtroom. in july, she told "cbs this morning" she didn't believe her husband was capable of the
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murders. >> i really want a fair trial for my husband so that the facts do come out. my children deserve to be proud of their father because he sacrificed a lot for his country and has been away from our family too often. >> reporter: final arguments are tuesday, and then a u.s. army colonel will recommend whether to go ahead with a full court-martial, which could carry the death penalty. one business getting a big boost from hurricane sandy. car deal rers reaping the benefits from the storm while buyers are shelling out more. in sports, big ben takes a big hit in "monday night football." could the steelers win without him? ove dreamers. people and companies who take us places. excite our imagination. make life better. brighten our days. ♪ at jcp, we don't want to be another store. we want to be your favorite store. we're creating a whole new way to shop
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york and new jersey, and those cars will need to be replaced quickly. edmunds expects used car sales to rise by as much as $700 to $1,000 per car. "cbs moneywatch" time. a big oil boost for the u.s. twinkie lovers beware a snack strike. ashley morison here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> oh, the horror. the u.s. is on the road to becoming the world's top oil producer in five years. the about face is driven by the surge of shale gas and oil production. the international energy agency says the u.s. could become energy self-sufficient in 23 years. greece won more time to recover from its debt crisis. european finance ministers meeting in belgium on monday gave greece until 2016 to implement debt reduction targets. the bailout package cost $305
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billion, a $40 billion immediate aid package was delayed as finance ministers hash out how greece is to make it debt sustainable in the long-term. that uncertainty shook asian markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei fell for the seventh straight session, its longest losing run in seven months, while the hang seng dropped more than 1%. trading on wall street was flat as investors grow concerned about the so called fiscal cliff. both the dow jones and the nasdaq were mostly unchanged, each losing a fraction of a point. big changes at microsoft, the president of windows and windows live operations left the company after 23 years. his departure comes less than three weeks after microsoft launched windows 8. the company did not say why he was leaving. and hostess is closing three bakeries following a strike of unionized bakers that began on friday. hostess products include wonder bread and twinkies.
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bakeries in seattle, st. louis, and cincinnati will be shut, putting more than 600 workers out of jobs. the bakers are protesting cuts to wages and benefits. hostess filed for bankruptcy last january. and now i'm hungry for a twinkie. >> hard times for ho-hos. get your twinkies now. they might not be available. >> stock up. >> ashley morison, thank you so much. in sports, a monday night match-up between pittsburgh and kansas city. game tied third quarter, the steelers run into some trouble. ben roethlisberger getting sacked, he injured his shoulder and would not return to the game. final minute, steelers leading 13-10. but kc converts on a fourth and long. the chiefs would tie it on a last-second field goal, sending this game to overtime. but in ot, lawrence timmons comes up with the interception, he brings it back to the 5 yard line. that sets up an easy field goal for pittsburgh. steelers escape this one with a
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win 16-13. texas tech football coach tommy tuberville is apologizing for an ugly sideline incident. they caught him swiping at assistant coach kevin oliver, ripping oliver's headset off. well then! on monday, tuberville called the incident unfortunate but said he did not hit oliver and doesn't appreciate the reports that he did. >> some have reported that i slapped or hit. you're dead wrong. i did not do that. i'm a little bit disappointed. most of you in here know me. i think you know me a lot better than that. i can understand somebody in l.a. or california doing it and making some kind of statement like that by watching the film. >> tuberville said he was angered over back-to-back penalties during texas tech's win over kansas. when we come back, a soda that could fight fat. and costume controversy. victoria's secret under fire for one of designs at its annual fashion show.
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caught up in david petraeus probe. why u-s commander in afghanistan is now under investigation. plus: sudden retirement. the port of oakland's director suddenly resigns. the possible connection to a stp club scandal. and heeding the call? people around the world may not mae make it to work or school t. how these lines may explaine "sudden sickness". join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. ,,,,
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. morning rain in washington, 51 degrees. partly sunny in atlanta. sunny in st. louis, 58 degrees. mostly sunny in denver, 54. periods of rain in seattle, 51 degrees. the puppeteer and voice behind elmo, the "sesame street" character, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underaged boy. 52-year-old kevin clash denies the allegation. his accuser, who is 23 years old, claims he was 16 at the time of the relationship. the show said it found the allegations to be unsubstantiated. clash has taken a leave of absence from "sesame street." john mcafee, the founder of the anti-virus computer software that bears his name is wanted for questioning in connection of a murder in belize.
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police describe him as a person of interest, not a suspect. his neighbor was found dead last sunday. both are u.s. citizens. police say the two men did not get along. you might never think of pepsi cola as health food until now. pepsi today launched a new soda called pepsi special, it contains a fiber which is supposed to reduce fat levels. it will only be available in japan. figures. victoria's secret is apologizing for a fashion faux pas, one of its lingerie models wore a native american head dress at a taping of the annual victoria's secret fashion show. some complain the outfit was ignorant toward tribal cultural. victoria's secret said it didn't intend to offend anyone and would not include the outfit in the broadcast on december 4th. got a feeling a lot of people won't be paying attention to the head dress anyway. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." head dress anyway. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop?
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america paused to honor our
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nation's veterans monday. while the war in iraq may be over, many service men and women who return home are coping with the stress caused by combat. as michelle miller reports this morning, the families who care for them are experiencing their trauma as well. >> the guy that came back from iraq was not at all the guy that left. >> reporter: her husband, her high school sweet heart, was once the man she leaned on when times were tough. that all changed after caleb returned from two deployments in iraq. caleb was injured in multiple ied explosions. >> he was not only dealing with ptsd, but he was also dealing with traumatic brain injury, which very much changes somebody's personality. >> reporter: and changes the person caring for them. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> reporter: since 2007, she has been caleb's sole caretaker, dealing with her husband's night tremors, erratic mood swings and the physical injuries.
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vines says it's left her with scars of her own. >> he was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been, other than in pictures and that kind of thing. i got to where i didn't like crowded places just like my husband. it was all these sorts of things where literally i was almost mirroring his behavior. >> reporter: brandon's behavior has been recognized by the department of veterans affairs as secondary post traumatic stress disorder. deborah ander runs the va's program, which provides mental health services to care givers. >> although they didn't experience that initial trauma that injured the veteran, they are experiencing that trauma through being exposed to what the veteran has endured. >> reporter: already, 6,000 care givers have contacted the v.a. for help. >> it's us helping each other. >> reporter: vines invited us to
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meet some she met through a non-profit organization she started called family of a vet, which provides education and resources to care givers. kat cares for her husband, who was injured in iraq in 2006. >> i had to pull the gun out of my husband's mouth. and for two years now, he has blamed me every single day for saving his life. >> reporter: through their shared struggles, these women are helping each other cope. where do you go from here? >> we keep going. you know, it's all about learning new ways to handle it and figuring out how to stay together as a family. >> reporter: for these military families, the road to recovery is taking it one day at a time. michelle miller, cbs news, daphne, alabama. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the new allegations involving general john allen. david martin will have the latest from the pentagon. plus, congressional leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell discuss the chances of compromise over the fiscal cliff. oliver stone tells us about his
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new documentary series. that and more coming up on "cbs this morning." that is the morning news for this tuesday. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. have a great day. ,,,,
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. you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. good morning everyone. it's tuesday november the 13th 13th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm mental mri -- michelle griego. let's get a check on the weather. looks like a like day coming our way. it is chilly in spots if you're heading out the door. we have rain coming in our direction. we'll talk more about that coming up. and the road

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CBS November 13, 2012 4:00am-4:30am PST

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